They were promised a cheap deal for a five night, six day trip to Dubai
Dreams of 64 Indian senior citizens of making an international trip to Dubai were squashed as they were duped of their money.
The Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested a 35-year-old tour operator from Mumbai for allegedly cheating the senior citizens from Delhi of around Rs 18 lakhs (approximately Dh96,000) they had paid for a group trip to Dubai.
The tour operators bank account was frozen and a notice was served to him, according to a report in the Hindustan Times.
The police is ascertaining if the operator had duped other people using same modus operandi.
From Gujarat's Dwarka, the group didn't get their promised tour in December last year.
Paying INR 37,800 each, the members of Senior Citizen Association had paid Rs 18 lakhs (approximately Dh96,000) for a five night, six day trip to Dubai. The trip was called off saying the money was not enough, police said to The Indian Express.
Balbir Singh Yadav, the president of the association, said that they saw the trip in an advertisement in a national daily and made payments for it. They were interested as the package was relatively inexpensive.
They have been calling the organiser every day who promised to pay back their money but never delivered, said the police.
A case has been registered and the Dwarka police have established contact with the tour operator. The accused will be Brough to Delhi in the next two days.